On Saturday morning I woke up EXTRA early, only to discover that Drew's flights had both been delayed. Luckily, he made his connection in Dallas and was in the air by 9:30! I was completely ready to walk out the door by 9:00, but I decided I needed to repaint my chipped nails. THANK GOODNESS I DID! When I was getting ready, I thought a few times that it was really weird that my whole family was getting ready to go somewhere. They weren't coming to the airport to see Drew, so I wondered where they were going. My mom said they had to make some returns at the mall before they met us for lunch. That sounded pretty realistic to me, so I didn't think anymore about it.
I got to the airport and sat with Drew's parents, brother, and grandma for what seemed like 24 hours. (It was only about 30 minutes!) Once we knew his plane had landed, Drew's mom kept trying to push me up toward the front so I could "get a better look." I just went with the flow and waited to see Drew coming down the escalator.
Then a random guy came through the doors and handed me a rose. "Merry Christmas!"
I thought, oh that's kind of weird. Maybe the pilot handed out roses since most of the people were coming home for the holidays. And then another guy gave me one. I still thought maybe he just didn't know who else to give it to, and since the guy before him gave me one, he might as well!
AND THEN the roses kept coming. Even a soldier walked through the doors, gave his girlfriend a one-armed hug, and gave me a rose!
And then the 10th rose was handed to me by a woman who was crying her eyes out and she said, "Look at you! Congratulations!"
HUH? Why are you congratulating me? OH MY GOSH HE IS GOING TO PROPOSE!
I was so shocked and caught off guard that after he asked me if I would spend the rest of my life with him, all I could say was, "mmhmm." Not yes, not yeah, not yep... MMHMM. My whole body was shaking. I was SO SURPRISED.
After I hugged him I turned around and realized my whole family was there! I had NO IDEA they were coming! AND they had the whole thing on video!
Needless to say, I was- and still am- the happiest girl alive. I can't believe so many people knew about this and not a single person spilled the beans. I can't believe my family was there to watch. I can't believe Drew tricked me SO WELL into thinking it would happen on Christmas. And I can't believe I get to marry my best friend in 9 days. I am so blessed.